Wednesday, February 16, 2011

4 for Fun

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There is a change coming to this semi-daily blog, but it will be a change for the better and faithful readers will not be inconvenienced. I'm moving it over to Wordpress to be part of a corral of King Features blogs or something like that. I'm not sure why, really, but my buddies at KF convinced me to do it so it's moving soon. You'll be able to find it easily and I'll leave a link to it here, so don't worry about it. More later.

This first cartoon threw some readers for a loop, as my mother often says. "That really threw me for a loop!" she'd say about this thing or that. Lots of things threw mom for a loop over the years, but she's none the worse for wear, thanks for asking. The thing about this cartoon, of course, is that your brain sees what it expects to see instead of what's really there. The fun part is looking carefully, discovering the joke, then laughing at the trick your brain played on you. Proofreaders and editors will get this joke immediately and that's just one of the many reasons that people in those professions do not have as much fun as the rest of us. Don't hate them, pity them.

Spell "pharmacy" wrong and it conjures up a whole humorous picture. Writing cartoons is just that simple. Try it yourself, but until you're feeling comfortable with it, wear a helmet and protective padding. Can't be too careful these days what with the health care crisis in America.

I'm not a senior citizen yet, I think you have to be 65 or something, so I'm wondering if I'm a sophomore or a junior. What are the age limits? Are people in their twenties Freshman? If so, what are children? Besides a noisy nuisance that are lucky they're cute.

Everyone has had the "Would-you-like-me-to-take-that-for-you-so-you-can-be-in-it?" experience. Here's a true story that happened to me: A group of about six friends and I went to a restaurant for lunch one day to celebrate a birthday. Upon exiting, one of us said, "let's take a picture." So we lined up in front of the restaurant and were about to shoot when another person came out of the restaurant and said, "Would you like me to take that for you so you can be in it?" The photographer agreed, gave him the camera and joined the rest of us. As he was about to shoot, a woman came out of the restaurant and said to him, "Would you like me to take that for you so you can be in it?" He shrugged, agreed, handed her the camera and promptly walked off down the street.

The humor was in the look on the second Good Samaritan's face.

If you'd like to view any of these cartoons on groovy products, click the names below:
Senior Center
Burqa Photo
Senior Moment



Rich said...

Love the last one especially! A Hoot.

Rich said...

I especially like the last one. A hoot!

Anonymous said...

Why can't we buy that delightful snowman cartoon from the 11th on any products? (The one with the human body parts falling from the sky.)

Anonymous said...

WordPress is a great tool to work with. I don't know how Blogger feels in everyday usage, but WordPress is a breeze.

By the way, expect a lot more comments and real discussions among the commenters. In WordPress, comments are shown in context of the respective article and other comments, this really facilitates readers' involvment.

Jan said...

Along with being a writer, I'm a proofreader and editor. And I'll take your pity.

(Did you read this blog post a few times over to make sure there were no typos? Oh yeah. Feel the power of the proofreader.)

Piraro said... CAN buy the snowman cartoon on products. I just haven't posted the cartoon on the blog yet. Will soon!

The Cartoon Express said...

The last one is just Brilliant. Feel free to see my clip arts at The Cartoon Express